Can't you stop looking at your phone?
We know digital platforms are using apps to watch us, classify us, establish our needs, concerns and fears and use them to persuade us into buying products, ideas and political candidates, while keeping us entertained. And yet we can't stop looking at our phones. What is wrong with us?
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Marta Peirano is a writer an a journalist and long time advocate for citizen privacy, government transparency, digital security and community based infrastructure. She has been the Culture and Technology editor at Spanish national newspaper eldiario.es, and Deputy director for the last two years. She is the founder of COPYFIGHT, Hack Hackers Berlin and CryptoParty Berlín. Her most recent book is The Little Red Book of Online Activism, an essay about the impact of digital surveillance, with a foreword by Edward Snowden.